After the journey that took us almost six hours from our main offices in Kampala, we were welcomed by a few of the members at Kaliro Pentecostal Church. Located in Kaliro District, in the eastern region of Uganda, Kaliro Pentecostal Church accepted our partnership in fulfilling the great commission after a couple of dialogues with one of the Pastors known as Mutekanga Robert. This is after we learned about the ministry through one of us; Emmanuel Kalanaki, a writer at The Genius Foundation.
It was not long after a word of prayer in thanksgiving to God for the journey mercies that we were welcomed by Pastor Robert, and he gave us a brief mapping of the vicinity. Quoting from his words, pastor Robert described a different kind of people with different beliefs that we were going to come across and what caught our attention was that we were “without a doubt to meet sorcerers, witch doctors, atheists, and false teachers among others.” I suppose to his surprise the team of 22 evangelists from Kampala was very excited about hearing the kind of people they were going to meet in the mission field with the gospel message. Hence, with such remarks, we could not wait to be somewhere working for the Lord and making His Kingdom known.
Like in the Bible days, Christ sent his disciples, in groups, so we were grouped on purpose that we might strengthen and encourage one another. One group was led to a place called Buyunga and anther to Bulangira. Our ministry of the gospel calls men to receive Christ as a Prince and a Savior, and he surely came in the power of his Spirit to all places whither he sent his faithful servants around Kaliro Pentecostal Church. Accompanied by many gifts to share with the vulnerable, the Gospel message was preached to all that welcomed us and listened to what we had from our Savior through the Holy Spirit.
"Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
Luke 10: 16-20
All our victories over Satan were obtained by power derived from Jesus Christ, and to him alone, we render all the praise. Together with our Lord, we rejoiced at the prospect of the salvation of many souls. We made sure praises and worship of his name were lifted high from us as we gathered back to our host Church. It was worth a notice that with over 100 souls surrendering their lives back to their Maker, proving the fall of Satan as we could not stress all the other testimonies told about the success of his ministers.
Yes, yet again, we were witnesses of how He resisted the proud and gave grace to the humble. We then learnt again that, the more simply dependent we are on the teaching, help, and blessing of the Son of God, the more we shall know both of the Father and the Son. And the more blessed we shall be in seeing the glory, and hearing the words of the Divine Savior; the more useful we shall be made in promoting his cause. A special thanks to all our well-wishers to this cause, not forgetting our friends A.K.A Friends with Genius who come in great numbers to support and participate in the proclaiming of the good news.
To God be the Glory, and Honor now and forever, for, by Him, all those that believe in Him have their names written in Heaven. AMEN